7. APOCALYPSE, ANNUNCIATION AND INCARNATION

The story continues as we examine Matthew 1:18-23 and Luke 1:5-56.  Who were the Maccabees? How did Herod the Great come to power?  Does Malachi predict the coming of John the Baptist? Is Christianity just about “being like Jesus” or does it require belief in the “essential” doctrines?  Does Isaiah predict the virgin birth of Jesus or was this just a bad translation? What does this mean for the incarnation?

6. THE EXILE TO CHRIST PART 2 – THE PROPHETS AND THE POWERS

In this episode we continue the history of the period from the Exile to Christ.  This part of the genealogy of Jesus can be found in Matthew 1:12-16 and Luke 3:23-29.  Does the Davidic Royal Line just fade away or does it make a comeback?  Is the suffering servant of Isaiah 53 – Jesus or the nation of Israel?  Is Daniel writing about the 2nd century BC or the 21st century AD?